The SBDC at IWU is helping small business owners all over McLean County

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Small business owners in McLean County now have a leg up thanks to an event held by the Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University.

On Tuesday, the SBDC hosted an event to teach small business owners of the different incentives in their area. This is 1 of their 32 annual events geared toward helping small business owners thrive in their economy.

Four panelists representing different cities and towns in McLean County spoke of things like tax breaks in their respective areas and how business owners can learn to take advantage of them.

Organizers say this is just one of the many ways the SBDC is trying to help out the community.

“We assist in consultation and business plan writing,” said SBDC Director Karen Bussone. “If it’s an existing small business, maybe changing locations, figuring out where their issues are with their financial statements etc. Here’s just a number of things small businesses need and we can provide those resources to help them.” 

Bussone noted the meetings are open to everyone not just small business owners, so if you would like to attend one of them visit Illinois SBDC at IWU.

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